19 March 2018
An evaluation of the first year of the First Minister’s Reading Challenge has found the response from schools and families has been overwhelmingly positive.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Riverside Primary School in Stirling – the winner of the School and Community Partnership Reading Journey award for its participation in the challenge.
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) March 19, 2018
The First Minister said:
Raising attainment is at the heart of the Scottish Government’s work and reading for pleasure from an early age can help develop children’s literacy. That is why I launched the First Minister’s Reading Challenge and I’m thrilled it has received such positive feedback from schools, teachers and pupils.
More young people will be able to get involved in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge as it expands to include secondary schools, libraries and community groups.
The full evaluation is available online.